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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks.

: Venice for Pleasure

by J G Links. 4: From St George to the Arsenal
For details see Monday


Unknown: St George

: News

: The Moral Maze

Presented by Michael Buerk.
Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn ,
Edward Pearce and Prof Roger Scruton. Producer David Coomes


Presented By: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Prof Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service

The royal banners forward go
(Gonfalon Royal); Matthew 27, w 15-25; Ave verum corpus (Byrd); It is a thing most wonderful (Herongate).
Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Capital Gains

Four-part drama series by Collin Johnson , based on characters from the original Radio 4 play. 2: Having lost everything in backing his daughter Kate's vineyard, Julius Hutch is beset with final demands on all sides. with Collin Johnson. Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Collin Johnson
Unknown: Collin Johnson.
Director: Andy Jordan
Julius Hutch: Peter Jones
Mrs Pauline Tone: Celestine Randall
Peter Fang: Peter Whitman

: Children's Radio 4: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

by Judith Kerr. 4: Mama has taken Anna and Max to join Papa. For details see Monday


Unknown: Judith Kerr.

: Woman's Hour

Crime writer P D James discusses murder, morality and original sin with Jenni Murray while food writer Jennifer Patterson cooks up a Portuguese alternative to simnel cake. Serial: The
Best of Friends. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jennifer Patterson

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Archers Pro-Am Quiz

Three Archers actors take on three listeners in a test of trivia knowledge of the world's longest-running radio drama. Sarah Greene is in the chair.
ATH production. Rptd Easter Day 11.15pm


Unknown: Sarah Greene

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Globe Theatre 95

Six specially commissioned plays to be broadcast on Radio 4 and around the world on World Service Radio.
3: Cathedral by Nick Ward. Recorded partly on location, this drama-documentary evokes the cathedral at Ely where the author spent part of his childhood in the early 70s. With Daniel Main , Katrin Cartlidge and Matthew Scurfield. Director Nick Ward


Unknown: Nick Ward.
Unknown: Daniel Main
Unknown: Katrin Cartlidge
Unknown: Matthew Scurfield.
Director: Nick Ward

: The Afternoon Shift

with Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker sees Simpatico, the first new play from Sam Shepard for nearly a decade, and The Liberation of Skopje, starring Vanessa Redgrave in the first play of her international season. Producer Jerome Weatherald
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Sam Shepard
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: A Night Out at the Club Harmonica

by Douglas Dunn. " 'Film stars, aristocrats, parasites and God,' I say. 'These are the few allowed to have a good time.' " Read by Russell Hunter. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Douglas Dunn.
Read By: Russell Hunter.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Paradise Lost in Space

Colin Swash 's comedy about two space-age humans stranded on a friendly alien planet. In the final part, Oblivio is in the grip of an Ice Age.
Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Colin Swash
Producer: Richard Wilson
Norman: Tony Robinson
Max: David Haig
Stella: Louise Lombard
Macari: Michael Troughton
Vince: Daniel Main
Ume: Lorelei King
Suzy: Carla Mendonca
Louise: Ronnie Ancona

: News

: The Archers

Roy eggs William on. Repeated Good Friday at 1.40pm

: Soundtrack

Girl Gang. In the last of the series, six young girls living in the East End of London describe their secret nocturnal haunt- "the rush". Happily taunting the local boys with cries of "porrock"
(their slang for pervert), Denise, Cathy, Janet, Dionne, Anna and Eileen are convinced that the outside influences of boys, family and distance will never erode their firm bond of friendship. Reporter Hilary Dunn. Producer Sue Foster


Reporter: Hilary Dunn.

: The Makers of Modern Politics

Anthony Howard looks at the reputations of five politicians whose ideas are at the heart of current political thinking. Stanley Baldwin :
God's Englishman. In the first half of this century, Stanley Baldwin was Prime Minister three times and, although a Conservative, he helped to give the Labour Party respectability.
Among his admirers is Stephen Dorrell , the National Heritage Secretary.
Producer Mark Savage. Rptd Easter Day 4.15pm


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Stanley Baldwin
Unknown: Stanley Baldwin
Unknown: Stephen Dorrell
Producer: Mark Savage.

: Stranger than Fiction

The final programme in the Lenten series in which novelists consider the Gospel accounts of the trial and death of Jesus.
Producer Norman Winter


Producer: Norman Winter

: Does He Take Sugar?

Sian Vasey presents the magazine for listeners with disabilities.
Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00) FACTSHEET: Does He Take Sugar?, BBC.
6122 Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Sian Vasey
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: MrOlim

by Ernest Raymond. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ernest Raymond.

: Master and Commander

A six-part dramatisation of Patrick O'Brian 's Napoleonic seafaring adventure. 2: Jack tests the Sophie under sail, and Stephen's romantic notions of naval life are distinctly tarnished.
Dramatised by Roger Danes. Music by Roger Danes and Trevor Allan Davies
Director Adrian Bean


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian
Dramatised By: Roger Danes.
Music By: Roger Danes
Music By: Trevor Allan Davies
Director: Adrian Bean
Jack Aubrey: Michael Troughton
Stephen Maturin: Nigel Anthony
James Dillon: Charles Simpson
Harte: Lloyd Johnston
Marshall: Neville Jason
Ricketts: Peter Whitman
Mowett: Dominc Letts
Wilkinson: Don McCorkindale
Killick: Don McCorkindale
David Richards: Richard Pearce
Watt: Russell Floyd
Dorothea: Nina Wadia

: Postcard from Gotham

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

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